Student evaluations of teaching: effects of the Big Five personality traits, grades and the validity hypothesis

  title={Student evaluations of teaching: effects of the Big Five personality traits, grades and the validity hypothesis},
  author={C. L. Hui Patrick},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  pages={239 - 249}
  • C. Patrick
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Education, Psychology
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
The purpose of the current study was to examine whether the Big Five personality traits and expected student grades relate to student evaluations of teachers and courses at the college level. Extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness were found to be personality traits favoured in instructors, whereas neuroticism was not. A significant correlation was found between the students’ expected grades in the course and student evaluations of the course, but not the evaluations of the… 
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